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Proud Owner Shows Off KITT Doppelganger which he Zealously Created


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Movie car replicas vary greatly in their quality, and sadly most who take on the endeavor of actually trying to convert an existing car into their boyhood dream end up with a half-ass attempt that is not really worthy to show off. We’ve seen so many of those, that we’re thankful for the few people out there that are dedicated and passionate enough to do a thorough job.

Hot Wheels Elite's Limited Edition K.I.T.T. Rolls Out Just in Time for the Holiday Season


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One of the most popular icons of the decade that brought us big hairdos and even bigger shoulder pads was K.I.T.T., short for "Knight Industries Two Thousand".

It was the car of Michael Knight, played by Germany's favorite son, David Hasselhoff, in the original action-adventure television series, 'Knight Rider'. K.I.T.T. was a blacked out, heavily customized and highly intelligent version [pun intended] of the 1982 Pontiac Trans-Am.

Carscoop Asks: What’s Your Favourite TV or Movie Car?


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Whether you're a fan of Adam West or Roger Moore, you have to admit: cars and television go together well.

The Saint had the Volvo P1800. The Dukes wreaked havoc with the General Lee. The Caped Crusader and his sidekick did the "vra-vra-vroom" in the Batmobile. The Hoff had the Knight Industries Two Thousand (a personal favorite, if only for Will Daniels' quips).

Heck, some of these cars are more loved and remembered than the stars that drove them. Except maybe for David Hasslehoff. I hear he's big in Germany.

Knight Rider KITT Replica up for Auction on eBay


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Found for sale on eBay is a reproduction -and a quite convincing one at that- of one of the biggest icons of our childhood: the Knight Industries Two Thousand, or as most of you know it, K.I.T.T.

Like the original car used in the Knight Rider series during the '80s, this here replica is based on a 1982 Pontiac Trans Am and comes with all the cosmetic bells and whistles of the TV car including the cool to look at, but far from practical, cut steering wheel and electronic displays on the dashboard that lights up like a Christmas tree.

2010 Chevy Camaro KITTed with Knight Rider LEDs


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Ever since the new Camaro hit the streets, we knew that someone was bound to make a link between GM's pony car and KITT. That someone happens to be member 'Spaceballone' of the Camaro5 forums and what he did is to modify and install an LED light scanner in that little mail-slot air intake on the hood above the Chevy bowtie badge.

The UK-based company that sells the KITT LED scanner for about $160 claims that the system comes with three settings that that mimic the light patterns on the original 1980's Knight Rider 2000 car and on the Shelby GT500KR in the shortly lived Knight Rider 2008 TV series.

We're not so sure if it's legal in most places to use the LEDs while driving, so if you're thinking about installing the system, better ask before you get into any trouble.

Source: Camaro5, Via: Insideline, Link: Knightlight LEDs


R.I.P.: Knight Rider TV Series Officially Terminated


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Not that anybody will miss it, but NBC officially announced that its new Knight Rider TV series featuring Justin Bruening in the role of Michael Knight and a specially modified Ford Shelby GT500KR as KITT, is out of gas after only one season and some 17 episodes. To be completely frank, the series was so bad that we only managed to watch / tolerate a couple of episodes of the new Knight Rider before calling it quits.

Via: LA Times

Watch the First Episode of New Knight Rider TV Series on Carscoop


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It will be another week before the new Knight Rider TV series starring Justin Bruening as Michael Knight and a souped-up Mustang Shelby GT500 KR as KITT hits the air on broadcast television on September 24, but NBC has done us a favor by releasing the first episode that’s called ‘A Knight in Shining Armor’ online. And even better, you can watch it here on Carscoop. Just hit the jump and don’t forget to leave us a comment with your thoughts on the first episode and especially its protagonist, the Shelby Mustang KITT. -Continued

Video: KITT Attack Mode Revealed at Comic Con


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Having shown you the first photos of the KITT Attack Mode that will star on NBC’s new Knight Rider TV show that premieres on September 24, we discovered two videos from “Knightrideronline” that include the official reveal of the… comical KITT at the San Diego Comic Con along with an interview with the Knight Rider’s Executive Producer and Showrunner, Gary Scott Thompson. Check out both videos after the jump. -Continued

The Reveal



New KITT Attack Mode Explained


Via: Knightrideronline

Ghastly: NBC Reveals new KITT Attack Mode


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For those of you who thought that the new Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR based KITT couldn’t look any more kitsch than it already is, then you ought to check out the new Attack Mode for KITT that was revealed at the Comic Con convention in San Diego. These pictures, courtesy of ShadowFlight, show that there’s no limit to bad taste. If we didn’t know better, we’d say that the new Attack Mode for KITT is the work of a five-year-old kid who spends all day watching re-runs of MTV’s Pimp my Ride… -One more picture after the jump

Source: Shadowflight , Via: Autoblog.com

Original Knight Rider KITT “Super Pursuit Mode” for Sale on eBay


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One of the original vehicles from the popular mid-80’s Knight RiderTV series has been put up for sale on eBay. According to the seller, the specific 1984 Pontiac Trans Am KITT was initially introduced in the third season of the series and then re-converted to simulate the "Super Pursuit Mode" variant of KITT that debuted in the 4th season. The vehicle was also used in the Knight Rider Television Movie (1984) and for exhibition and promotional purposes.

As many of you might remember, the "Super Pursuit Mode" variant of KITT was supposedly a stupendously fast version designed to reach speeds of 300mph or 482 km/h through the assistance of retractable airfoils and jet boosters. While we prefer the appearance of the standard KITT, nevertheless, the "Super Pursuit Mode" variant was one of our childhood heroes and as such, we wouldn’t mind seeing it in our garage. -More pics after the jump



















Link: eBay , Thanks for the tip Stu!

Knight Rider TV Series Coming This Fall


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You probably saw or at least heard of the two-hour long new Knight Rider movie that aired on NBC last February. Well, yesterday NBC officially announced that its fall-lineup will include a weekly series based on that film. We’ll be able to see Michael Knight and his black Shelby GT500KR in the role of K.I.T.T. every Wednesday at 8-9 pm EST while reruns will be playing on Saturday night from 9 to 10 pm EST.

Via: Motorpasion

Ford to Auction KNIGHT RIDER Shelby Mustangs at Barrett-Jackson


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At the 6th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event on March 29, 2008, in West Palm Beach, Ford will auction two of the actual KITT Shelby Mustangs used in NBC's "Knight Rider" pilot TV movie that aired in February. All proceeds from the auction will benefit “Salute to Education”, a corporate sponsored scholarship program funded by the San Diego County Ford dealers and Ford Motor Company.

Although it goes without saying that the new KITT’s appeal comes nowhere close to the original Pontiac based model from the 1980’s TV series, the two cars are unique. According to Ford, the GT500KR based "Super KITT" and "Attack Mode KITT" will be sold as a pair. Pic edited by Carscoop – Details on both vehicles after the jump

"Super KITT" was built using a black Mustang GT with 4.6 Liter V8 that was upfitted with a Ford Racing Whipple Super-charger to make 500 horsepower. Additional performance elements include 6-piston Brembo Brakes, FRC500 Suspension Pak, High Flow Ford Racing X-Pipe and Ford Racing mufflers with stainless tips. The exterior sports a GT500KR fiberglass hood with a KITT heartbeat light, GT500 front and rear bumper covers, matte black LeMans stripes, matte finish rocker panels, GT500KR rear spoilers and 20" forged aluminum wheels.

"Attack Mode KITT" began as a black Mustang GT with 4.6 Liter V8, auto transmission, custom front valance/grille based on the GT500KR, carbon graphite chin spoiler, custom rear bumper cover, custom side faux air scoops, custom side skirt/rocker panel, two-tiered rear spoiler, custom rear window insert, custom turn signal trim, custom headlight trim brow and 20" forged black aluminum wheels. Performance features include Brembo Brakes, a FRC Suspension Pak and Ford Racing mufflers with stainless tips.

Knight Rider Shelby GT500KR: New Studio Shots


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Just a couple of days before Michael Knight makes his comeback this weekend in NBC's "Knight Rider" television movie that will air on Sunday, February 17th at 9pm EST, Ford released a new set of studio images of the 2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR that stars as K.I.T. You can check all the pics (in high-resolution of course) right after the jump. -Continued


Video: 2-Minute Long Knight Rider Movie Preview


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On February 17, NBC will air the all-new Knight Rider movie starring the Shelby GT500 KR in the role of K.I.T.T. There’s also a guy who plays Michael Knight but we constantly forget his name and to be honest, we don’t really care talking about him. In this new extended preview, we get the chance to see some footage from the actual movie along with a few cast interviews. -Check the video out after the jump

Via: Autoblog.nl

2008 Knight Rider Movie: Second Teaser Spot Released


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NBC let out the second teaser spot (see the first one here) for the two-hour Knight Rider movie that will air in February. The 30 second spot highlights some of the Shelby GT500 KR based K.I.T.T’s (pics here) features like the 550 HP V8 engine, the race tuned suspension and the xenon headlamps with infrared night vision. Looks more like a commercial for the new “GLX something” than a teaser for Night Rider… Check out the video for yourselves after the jump and tell us what you think about it. -Continued

Via: Autoblog.com

Video: 2008 Knight Rider Official Teaser Trailer


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NBC aired the first official teaser trailer of the new Knight Rider TV movie during the Sunday Night Football show. Even though we missed out on it, the guys at Knight Rider Online managed to capture the 15 seconds long trailer and upload the short video on Youtube. Nothing special since we’ve already seen the new Shelby Mustang GT500 KR based KITT (SEE HERE) but we do get the chance to hear for the first time the synthesized voice of Will Arnett saying, "Hello Mike."

Via: Autoblog.com , Source: Knightrideronline

2008 Knight Rider: Shelby GT500KR KITT Official High-Res Image Gallery


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NBC officially unveiled the star of the upcoming two-hour TV movie Knight Rider. And no, we’re not talking about Mike Tracer, the main character played by Justin Bruening, but about the all-new KITT – a 2008 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR.

To be precise, three cars will be employed in the series: the KITT Hero, a Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR; the KITT Attack, a super high-speed version of the GT500KR Hero car that transforms into Attack mode with the help of air-ride technology and specialized body parts and a KITT Remote, a driverless version of the Hero vehicle. -High-res image gallery & press release after the jump

Thanks for the tip Terry!

PRESS RELEASE

'KNIGHT RIDER' REVS UP TO RETURN TO NBC FOR SPECIAL TWO-HOUR MOVIE EVENT ON FEBRUARY 17 AS NEW KITT CAR IS REVEALED

"Knight Rider" Cast Justin Bruening, Deanna Russo, Sydney Tamiia

Poitier and Bruce Davison Participate at the Unveiling Event Showcasing the Customized KITT Ford Mustang to Be Featured in Movie Dave Bartis ("Heist," "The O.C.") and Doug Liman ("Mr. and Mrs. Smith," "The Bourne Identity") to Serve as Executive Producers; David Hasselhoff, the Star of the Original "Knight Rider" Series, Appears as a Special Guest Star in His Original Role as Michael Knight

NBC Also Forms Partnership with Ford Motor Company That Provides for Unique Content Opportunity

BURBANK - December 12, 2007 - As "Knight Rider" -- NBC's iconic 1980s television classic that became a runaway success, comes roaring back to life on the network with an updated sequel that will air as a two-hour movie event on Sunday, February 17 (9-11 p.m. ET) -- NBC unveiled the new customized KITT Ford Mustang to be featured in the series in a press event held at NBC's Burbank Studios today.

The movie stars Justin Bruening ("Cold Case," "All My Children"), Deanna Russo ("NCIS," "The Young and the Restless"), Sydney Tamiia Poitier ("Veronica Mars," "Grindhouse") and Bruce Davison ("Breach," "Close to Home"). In addition, David Hasselhoff (NBC's "America's Got Talent") -- who starred in the popular lead role as Michael Knight for four seasons during the original series -- returns as the same character in a special guest-star appearance. Will Arnett (NBC's "30 Rock," "Blades of Glory") will provide the voice of KITT.

Dave Bartis ("Heist," "The O.C.") and Doug Liman ("Mr. and Mrs. Smith," "The Bourne Identity") serve as executive producers. NBC also has an arrangement with Ford Motor Company that provides for a unique content opportunity that makes the Ford Mustang one of the stars of the movie.

The three cars to be employed in the series include the KITT Hero -- a Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR that is playing the part of the everyday Hero car with 540 horsepower; the KITT Attack -- a super high-speed version of the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR Hero car that transforms into Attack mode with the help of air-ride technology and specialized body parts -- and a KITT Remote, which is a driverless Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR version of the Hero vehicle.

As the original story resumes, the new KITT (Knight Industries Three Thousand) is absolutely the coolest car ever created: its supercomputer capable of hacking almost any system; its weapons systems efficient; and its body -- thanks to its creator's work and nanotechnology -- is capable of actually shifting shape and color. Plus, its artificial intelligence makes it the ideal crime-fighting partner: logical, precise and possessing infinite knowledge. It is the ultimate car -- and someone will be willing to do anything to obtain it.

Sarah Graiman is a 24-year old Ph.D candidate at Stanford University, following in her genius father Charles' (Davison) footsteps. But when men attempt to abduct her, Sarah receives a mysterious call from KITT warning her that he's a creation of Charles, who also invented the first KITT 25 years ago -- and that her father is in serious danger.

Sarah and KITT track down her best friend from childhood, Mike Tracer (Bruening), a 23-year-old ex-Army Ranger, whom Sarah hasn't seen since he left home at 18. Having served in Iraq, Mike is now jaded and lost and initially resistant. Eventually he agrees to help Sarah and the two set out to discover who's behind the attempt to procure KITT and find Charles. Along the way, Carrie Rivai (Poitier) plays the agile yet tough FBI agent who has a long-standing friendship with Charles and Sarah. Due to those ties, she is brought into the mix to help in the search.

David Andron is supervising producer and writer. Steve Shill ("Dexter," "The Tudors"), also a co-executive producer, directs the two-hour movie from Universal Media Studios and Dutch Oven Productions.